GM to install advanced diagnostic software in all Chevy Bolts as recall fix

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017-2019 Bolts now have a repair for his or her potential battery points.

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Common Motors issued a recall final fall for its 2017-2019 Chevy Bolt EVs over considerations a few threat of them bursting into flames if absolutely charged. Now the corporate’s fairly certain it has a repair, in response to an announcement Thursday.

The repair is a bit more difficult than merely ripping out battery packs en masse and bolting in new ones. As an alternative, GM technicians will use newly created diagnostic tools to rapidly detect battery modules that are not behaving accurately in order that solely replaces the batteries that want it get changed.

GM is even going a step additional, although, by putting in superior onboard diagnostics so the automobiles can self-monitor for battery anomalies and flag them earlier than they grow to be precise faults. All of it sounds fairly cool, and what’s cooler is that GM will probably be rolling out that superior diagnostics package deal to all Bolt house owners quickly. It’ll even be commonplace on all 2022 Bolts and Bolt EUVs.

As soon as a Bolt proprietor visits their pleasant native Chevy seller and will get the repair, the seller will take away the earlier 90% cost limitation, and the automotive can as soon as once more cost to 100%. House owners of 2019 mannequin Bolts can now get the repair carried out on their automobiles, however for some motive, 2017 and 2018 Bolt house owners have to attend till late Could.

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